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Even though it's only day 2 on my first batch of quail eggs I had a question for lockdown. How many will just put their eggs on a cloth over the wire screen vs putting them in cartons or what not to keep them from becoming a "football" by other chicks that have hatched? Which way is better? I imagine if you put them in cartons you'd want to put them small end down like you do in the turners correct?

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Luke
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i just left mine on the wire and still got a 80% hatch rate on shipped eggs

post #3 of 5
I put mine on the rubber drawer liner. Helps them keep their footing and helps discourage splay leg.
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Rubber shelf liner.

I'll put 80 +/- eggs in a styrofoam incubator for hatching. Not sure I could get that many in there standing up in cartons and there still be room for the chicks to move around. Some people do it and like it. I just never tried it.

 

I don't think their bumping the other eggs around matter that much.  Cots zip out of their eggs pretty quickly.

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I put them on their sides on gravel paper. There was a study on chicken eggs indicating that they hatch easier if they are placed on their sides rather than putting them upright in cartons. 

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